University of Oregon

IT Snapshot: How Students Communicate

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This article is the second in the weekly series, IT Snapshots. Currently, IT Snapshots is exploring how UO students use technology.

In last week's IT Snapshots, we saw that 87 percent of students own laptops and 62 percent own internet-capable mobile devices.

Given that communications is one of the basic uses of a computer, this week's chart shows which communications channels students use on a regular basis. (Note that e-mail was not covered in the survey.)

Chart of how students communicate using technology

In 2009, the University of Oregon began participating in the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. Today's data were gathered in the 2010 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology.